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Happy 14th Day: DECEMBER!

Hello, dears. The year is nearly snuffed, but we have bright, bright news!

First, the One Four Audies…. Livia Blackburne‘s Midnight Thief is now available on Audible, and the audio edition of Meredith McCardle‘s The Eighth Guardian has received a starred review in School Library Journal. Way to go!!!!

At long last, the final OneFourKidLit book WINTER FALLS by Nicole Maggi will be released on December 22nd!
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Praise for WINTER FALLS:

“Maggi’s pacing is quick, and her imaginative prose (with its ear for dialogue) supports a cast of characters…All elements combine to create a nicely textured real world where a surreal battle’s set to take place.”
—Kirkus Review

“Reminiscent of Twilight and Harry Potter, Winter Falls is … full of mystery and adventure. Alessia’s character is fully realized as she struggles with her grief over the death of her father and navigates the ups and downs of friendships, high school, home life, and her newfound role as member of the Benandanti.” – VOYA

“Drawing on Italian lore, debut novelist Maggi weaves an intriguing…urban fantasy in which rival clans war for control of magical hot spots, including a waterfall near the tiny Maine town of Twin Willows.”
—Publishers Weekly

Dana Alison Levy‘s THE MISADVENTURES OF THE FAMILY FLETCHER has been popping up on several Best of 2014 lists, including NPR and The Boston Globe! The audiobook is also one of Audiofile Magazine’s Best Books of 2014. Hooray for the Fletchers!

AND ALSO:

YALSA’s list of nominations for Best Books for Young Adults includes 9 books by OneFours!!!

CAMINAR by Skila Brown
BREAKFAST SERVED ANYTIME by Sarah Combs
FAKE I.D. by Lamar Giles
THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin
ILLUSIVE by Emily Lloyd-Jones
THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE by Jennifer Mathieu
BEWARE THE WILD by Natalie C. Parker
SEKRET by Lindsay Smith
LIV, FOREVER by Amy Talkington

See the full list here:  www.ala.org/yalsa/bfya-nominations

Super congratulations!!!! This is my last “14th Day” blog post—thank you so much for the past 1 1/2 years of reading!

Amber Lough lives with her husband and two kids in Germany. She spent much of her childhood in Japan and Bahrain. Later, she returned to the Middle East as an Air Force intelligence officer to spend eight months in Baghdad, where the ancient sands still echo the voices lost to wind and time. Her Middle Eastern fantasy, THE FIRE WISH, debuted this July 2014 from Random House Books for Young Readers.
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Happy 14th Day: November!

Honestly, I can’t believe it’s November. I’m waffling between “it should be October” and “isn’t it December already?” We’ve had a long year with a lot of cover reveals, positive reviews, interviews, lists, and–naturally–book launches. But we aren’t done yet.

Here’s the news for this month:

First, NO SURRENDER SOLDIER by Christine Kohler is nominated for ALA’s YALSA Quick Pick list! It was also awarded a bronze medal by the Military Writers Society of America in the YA category. Congratulations, Christine!

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Second, WINTER FALLS by Nicole Maggi got a glowing Kirkus review! Woohoo, Nicole!

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And third, THE FIRE WISH by Amber Lough was selected for the Texas Library Association’s 2015 Lone Star Reading List. (I can personally attest that the author was ecstatic and honored at the news.)

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I’ll let one of my favorite princesses bid you adieu:

Best. Princess. Of. All. Time.

Amber Lough lives with her husband and two kids in Germany. She spent much of her childhood in Japan and Bahrain. Later, she returned to the Middle East as an Air Force intelligence officer to spend eight months in Baghdad, where the ancient sands still echo the voices lost to wind and time. Her Middle Eastern fantasy, THE FIRE WISH, debuted this July 2014 from Random House Books for Young Readers.
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Happy 14th Day: February

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! And Happy 14th Day, too! We’ve got heaps of news, and I know you’ll be impressed!

I am going to introduce the news by author, rather than by topic, this time. (With the exception of the book covers, which I’ll save for the end.)

MARIA ANDREU’s The Secret Side of Empty, out on March 11th, 2014, has just been chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection.

REBECCA BEHRENS’s When Audrey Met Alice got a review from the New York Times!

JAYE ROBIN BROWN has a cover reveal TODAY and is hosting a giveaway with the YAValentines (click here to enter).

SKILA BROWN’s Caminar was chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection.

ERICA CAMERON is hosting a contest to honor Sing Sweet Nightingale‘s release March 4!! (click here to enter) She will also be appearing at the NoVaTEEN Book Festival in Arlington, Virginia.

EDITH COHN’s Spirit’s Key has a cover! (See below)

SARAH COMBS’s Breakfast Served Anytime has a great review from Kirkus.

ELLE COSIMANO’s Nearly Gone received a starred review from School Library Journal, and the German rights to Nearly Gone have been sold to Literarische Agentur Silke Weniger for publication in Spring 2015.

MARY CROCKETT’s cover for Dream Boy is out–see below!

CORINNE DUYVIS’s Otherbound has gotten some great blurbs, with Margo Lanagan calling it an “action-packed tale of passion, possession and hair-raising leaps from world to world,” Karen Healey calling the book “assured, powerful” and “a deeply moving exploration of how circumstance and choice shape who we are.” Sarah Beth Durst “loved every second of this fascinating, fantastic novel!” and Laura Lam says, “A wonderful debut.” (Read more hereOtherbound was also chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection.

CHRISTINA FARLEY’s Gilded has a sequel–Silvern–which will be released September 23, 2014. (Here for more details.)

LAURA MARX FITZGERALD’s Under the Egg is one of 50 books in the Spring 2014 Kids’ Indie Next List—“Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers”!

ROBIN HERRERA’s Hope is a Ferris Wheel has a trailer! (Watch it  here)

CLARA KENSIE’s series is on the run! The first two parts of her Harlequin Teen serial RUN TO YOU is out already (Part One: First Sight on February 1 andPart Two: Second Glance on February 8), and Part Three: Third Charm — the conclusion to Book 1 — is coming out tomorrow, February 15.

LORI M. LEE has a new website and her book is available for pre-order.

R.C. LEWIS’s cover reveal giveaway (ARC, apple pendant necklace, and circuit-board bookmark) is ongoing at YABC.

MATT LONDON’s The 8th Continent received a blurb from Kim Stanley Robinson– “This is a delightful start to the adventures of the Lane family, with their flying tree and their mechanical bird tutor. Evie and Rick and their brilliant if eccentric parents are wonderfully vivid, and the villains who try to impede them in their quest to save the Earth, equally memorable. It’s all in the great tradition of adventure fiction for young readers, running back through Akiko and Freddy the Pig all the way to Tom Sawyer.”

AMBER LOUGH’s The Fire Wish cover reveal giveaway (ARC, signed copy of Tamora Pierce’s Battle Magic) is ongoing at YABC. Dutch rights to The Fire Wish have been sold to Luitingh-Sijthoff.

JESSICA LOVE’s Push Girl has a new, updated cover, and it includes a blurb from Jennifer Brown. “A tender, inspirational, and, most of all, important story.” – Jennifer Brown, Award-Winning Author of Hate List. (Cover below)

KELSEY MACKE’s DAMSEL DISTRESSED now has a cover! The team over at act.MTV.com hosted the exclusive cover reveal for her debut, along with the artwork for the book’s companion album of original music, IMOGEN UNLOCKED. The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Kelsey’s favorite charity, NoStigmas.org!

LISA MAXWELL had her cover reveal for Sweet Unrest on Icey Books. She is also hosing a giveaway (including The Winner’s Curse, The Prisoner of the Night and Fog, The Murder Complex, and Unforgotten) on her new blog. (Enter here)

JULIE MURPHY’s Side Effects May Vary received a great Kirkus review! It was also chosen as one of Teen Vogue‘s most exciting titles of 2014, and Seventeen Magazine included it in their winter entertainment guide! Woohoo!

NATALIE C. PARKER’s Beware the Wild has a cover! Check it out at YABC and enter the contest to win more books! It’s also Available for pre-order via Amazon. Last but not least, check out these blurbs! “Unique, haunting, and filled with characters who steal your heart, you’ll be just as intrigued by the rural, small-town world that Parker builds as you will by the magic she weaves in the dark of the wild.” — International Bestselling Author Josephine Angelini
“Brimming with mystery, passion, and dark enchantments, BEWARE THE WILD is Southern Gothic at its most beguiling.” — Sonia Gensler, author of The Revenant and The Dark Between
“This book, much like its dark and enticing swamp, seeps into your soul. And that is a very, very good thing.” — Tara Hudson, author of the HEREAFTER series
“Natalie Parker speaks Southern Gothic fluently, from the haunting rhythm of her language to the easy cadence of her dialogue. I dare you to turn the page: the Louisiana swamp will eat you alive.” — Myra McEntire, author of the HOURGLASS series
“Creepily delicious swamp magic. I loved BEWARE THE WILD something wicked.” — International Bestselling Author, Amy Plum

 

GAYLE ROSENGREN’s What the Moon Said releases on February 20th! Congratulations, Gayle!

PATRICK SAMPHIRE, author of Secrets of the Dragon Tomb, has a new website and blog. (See it here!)

HEIDI SHULZ’s Hook’s Revenge is now available for pre-order. (AmazonPowell’sIndieBoundBarnes and Noble)

ADRIANNE STRICKLAND will be signing ARCs of her YA sci-fi/fantasy, Wordless, at PLA 2014 in Indianapolis. She’ll be at the Llewellyn Worldwide/Flux Books booth (#1953) at 3pm on Thursday, March 13th! Everyone–librarians, especially–should stop by and say hi!

RACHEL M. WILSON’s cover is out at Icey Books, The Compulsive ReaderMe, My Shelf & I, and I Read Banned Books, and on her site, with a spotlight post today from Mundie Moms. Her book, Don’t Touch, also got its first blurb: “Wilson writes from the rapidly beating heart of a girl living on the edge of everything, ‘eager and terrified.’ The book is fiercely compelling, darkly funny, and hums like a high tension wire.” — Tim Wynne-Jones, author of BLINK & CAUTION

Covers! (I apologize for the different sizes. I tried to get them all the same.)

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Amber Lough lives with her husband, their two kids, and their cat, Popcorn, in Syracuse, NY. She spent much of her childhood in Japan and Bahrain. Later, she returned to the Middle East as an Air Force intelligence officer to spend eight months in Baghdad, where the ancient sands still echo the voices lost to wind and time. Her Middle Eastern fantasy, THE FIRE WISH, is due from Random House Children’s in July 2014.
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Happy 14th Day: December

It’s the last 14th Day announcement of the year–which means we’re SO CLOSE to our debut year! I’m filling in for Amber, which means of course I’m going mad with power. Onto the news!

Releases

Robin Constantine is ending the year right with the release of THE PROMISE OF AMAZING on December 31, 2013.

Heidi Schulz has a release date (September 16, 2014) for her HOOK’S REVENGE

Lori M. Lee’s GATES OF THREAD AND STONE is set for release on August 5, 2014.

SPIRIT’S KEY by Edith Cohn is due for release on September 9, 2014.

Sales and Rights

THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY by Tracy Holczer sold in a two-book deal at auction in Germany.

THE CHANCE YOU WON’T RETURN by Annie Cardi will be sold as an audiobook through Brilliance Audio.

THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin has been picked up by France (Jean Claude Lattes), Germany (Rowolht Verlag), Norway (Cappelen Damm) and Brazil (Editora Schwarcz

Meredith McCardle‘s THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN will be an audiobook.

Websites

Chris Struyk-Bonn has a new website.

Heidi Schulz has a new website.

Nikki Sheehan has revamped her site.

Jen Malone has a new website.

Dana Alison Levy has a new website.

Blurbs and Reviews

GILDED by Christy Farley received a blurb from Jessica Khoury, author of ORIGIN and VITRO: “Farley brings South Korea’s fascinating culture and mythology into vivid detail in this shining debut, and Jae is a compelling heroine. An exotic, thrilling read, GILDED had me utterly entranced!”

WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE by Rebecca Behrens got a shiny review in Kirkus: “This charming debut brings Alice Roosevelt to life when 13-year-old “first daughter” Audrey finds Alice’s century-old diary and turns to it for advice…An appealing journey and a fascinating life.”

Giveaways

Meredith McCardle is giving away a Kindle Paperwhite version of THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN to celebrate her cover reveal (see below).

Christine Kohler is giving away a copy of NO SURRENDER SOLDIER on Goodreads during January.

Cover Reveals

Danielle Ellison’s SALT:

Danielle L. Jensen’s STOLEN SONGBIRD:

Ryan Gebhart’s THERE WILL BE BEARS

Dahlia Adler’s BEHIND THE SCENES

Meredith McCardle’s THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN

Annie Cardi’s THE CHANCE YOU WON’T RETURN

That’s all the news for this month. See you in January (2014!!!) for more OneFour news!

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Happy 14th Day: September

Okay, so it’s the 15th day of September, but I’m filling in for Amber and am…..late. (I was going to make excuses, but really, I’m sitting in a train barracks in the midst of the Kansas prairie and have none.)

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Since we’re already late with this reporting, let’s get to it!

Erica Cameron’s SING SWEET NIGHTINGALE is up for preorder on all your favorite sites!Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Books A Million | IndieBound

Mark your calendars — Kate Kelly’s RED ROCK has a release date of September 12th! She also published a piece on the rise of Cli-Fi (that’s “Climate Fiction”) in SFX magazine.

We’ve also got an appearance in the near future! If you’re in the Illinois area, you can spot a OneFour in the wild! Phillip Siegel will be signing ARCs of THE BREAK-UP ARTIST at the Heartland Fall Forum in Chicago, October 3-6. If you manage to catch a glimpse, tweet a picture at us –> @onefourkidlit!

Up next, two pieces of cover news.

The cover contest for Kelsey Macke’s DAMSEL DISTRESSED is accepting entries until September 22nd! For details, visit http://www.teamomgen.tumblr.com

And Jessica Love has a bright and shiny cover for PUSH GIRL!

Finally, we have a few new sales to report.

Rachel Searles‘ THE LOST PLANET sold in Spain!

Nicole Maggi sold another book! Here’s the Publisher’s Marketplace blurb:
Nicole Maggi’s HEARTLINES, in which a teen heart transplant recipient is plagued by memories that belong to her donor; each time she gets an unbidden memory, she loses one of her own; she must find out what happened to her donor before she loses herself, to Leah Hultenschmidt at Sourcebooks (world English).

Congrats everyone! That’s it for September. Here is your parting gif (oh, the pun!) — adorable and random and delightful.

Natalie C Parker is a writer, professional project coordinator, and future zombie slayer. When not saving the world, she can be found on Twitter (@nataliecparker). Though once determined to never live in a land-locked state, she resides in Kansas with her partner in a house of monsters. Her southern gothic YA debut, BEWARE THE WILD, is due from HarperCollins Children’s Books in 2014.
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Happy 14th Day!

We’re three months into 2013, and we’ve got great news: Cover reveals! Agents! Blurbs!

First, Christy Farley has a new website, designed by Denise at Biondo Studios. (Go there now! You won’t be disappointed!)

Second, Erica Cameron has an agent–a super agent. She talks about the long process, the excitement, and the love on her blog, here.

And third, we have two covers to reveal!

Vivi Barnes’ OLIVIA TWISTED:

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More on the cover reveal here.

and Corina Vacco’s MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN:

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“A gritty, surprising story that confronts important personal and social issues head-on.” — Tim Tharp, author of National Book Award finalist The Spectacular Now and Mojo

“Corina Vacco shows us real-life monsters,  up close and very personal.” — Ellen Klages, author of The Green Glass Sea

That’s it for now, sugar, but I will leave you with this:

red pandas in snow, because why not?

Amber Lough lives in Syracuse, NY with an astrophysicist and their two kids, Future CEO and Future Comedian. She spent half her childhood in Japan and the Middle East, but majored in Russian because she likes a challenge. She quit her job in Air Force Intelligence to write stories. Her Middle Eastern fantasy, THE FIRE WISH, is due from Random House Children’s in Fall 2014.
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Happy 14th Day!

Greetings, readers! Happy 14th Day! You may think this is the most celebrated of the 14th Days to come, but just you wait. Each month, we will have more and more to share. Soon, we’ll have book covers, starred reviews, ARC contests, and more!

Have you been enjoying our Intro posts? And our Lucky 13 interviews? We hope so.

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This month, we have two important (and very exciting!!!) announcements:

First, Sarah Bromley will be a moderator at the Less Than Three YA-Lit/Anti-Bullying Conference, featuring YA authors such as Heather Brewer, AS King, Lisa McMann, David Levithan, Ellen Hopkins, and more. Details of the conference can be found here.

Second, our very own Michelle Schusterman will be publishing a new MG paranormal series with Penguin, the publisher that has already offered its love to her before.

Woohoo!

Amber Lough lives in Syracuse, NY with an astrophysicist and their kids, Future CEO and Future Comedian. She spent half her childhood in Japan and the Middle East, but majored in Russian because she likes a challenge. She quit her job in Air Force Intelligence to write stories about places long, long ago and far, far away. Her Middle Eastern fantasy, THE FIRE WISH, is due from Random House Children’s in Fall 2014.